Washington DC Standards
DC.3-5. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
3-5.1. Chronology and Cause and Effect
3-5.1.4. Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying and explain the historical contexts of those events.
DC.5. U.S. History and Geography: Westward Expansion to the Present
5.16. Economic Growth and Reform in Contemporary America (1945-Present): Students identify major waves of immigration and demographic changes in United States history and describe the diverse nature of American people and their contributions to American culture.
5.16.3. Describe the major European immigrant groups who have come to America, locating their countries of origin, and where they have tended to settle in large numbers (e.g., English, Germans, Italians, Scots, Irish, Jews, Poles, and Scandinavians). (G, S)
5.16.4. Describe the major Asian immigrant groups who have come to America in the 19th and 20th centuries, locating their countries of origin and where they have tended to settle in large numbers in certain regions (e.g., Koreans, Chinese, and Vietnamese). (G, S)
5.7. Industrial America (1870-1940): Students explain the various causes and consequences of the Second Industrial Revolution.
5.7.1. Explain the rapid growth of cities and transatlantic transportation systems, (G, E)
5.7.4. Analyze the formation of unions. (P, E)
5.7.8. List important technological and scientific advances. (E, I)
5.9. Industrial America (1870-1940): Students describe the African American exodus from the segregated rural South to the urbanized North.
5.9.4. Describe economic opportunities in industrial Northern cities and Washington, D.C. (E)